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I recently had the extreme pleasure of working on two hand embroidered quilts – and they look wonderful! Of course, I had excellent embroidered blocks that were extremely well pieced – which makes my life a LOT easier!

The first quilt was “Over the River and Through the Woods” from Crabapple Hill Studios, pieced by Chris W.

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The quilt is 51 x 56 inches and the pieced blocks are only 6 inches!

Here is a close up of the top of the quilt. I like to quilt “texture” into the embroidered pattern and give “details” to the embroidery. I try very┬áhard not to stitch on top of the embroidery.

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And here is a close up of the bottom half of the quilt! I had WAY too much fun quilting this quilt!

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The next embroidered quilt I did was a wonderful red work Sunbonnet Sue alphabet. Unfortunately, I don’t know the name of the pattern that Rhonda S used for her quilt. I did a quick Internet search and couldn’t find the exact pattern, but there were several patterns “out there” that were very close to this one.

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This quilt was 53 x 73 inches and the piecing was excellent!

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Here is some of the detail that I quilted in the blocks. I quilted feathers in the borders, sashings and cornerstones. I echo quilted around the embroidery, then stitched a ribbon stipple to fill the rest of the block. To me, the ribbon stipple gives texture and “movement” to the block.

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The backing fabric was a red mini print and the quilting showed up surprisingly well! I think you can see the detail of the quilting (especially the border) a bit better on this photo.

On both quilts I matched the threads to the fabrics which makes the quilting (almost) disappear! Also, both quilts have Soft & Bright batting from Warm Co.

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